Marianne Villanueva is the author of MAYOR OF THE ROSES (Miami University Press) and GINSENG AND OTHER TALES FROM MANILLA (CALYX Books). Her writing is anthologized in Charlie Chan Is Dead, A Southeast Asia Anthology, Tilting the Continent, and others. She is published in CALYX Journal, Zyzzyva, Threepenny Review, and Puerto Del Sol, among others. She was a finalist for the O'Henry Prize and received a Bread Loaf Writers Fellowship and California Arts Council Fellowships. She teaches at Notre Dame de Namur University and Foothills College.
Virginia R. Cerenio is a second-generation Filipino-American and is the author of Trespassing Innocence (Kearny Street Workshop Press). She is published in RETURNING A BORROWED TONGUE (Coffee House Press), New Worlds of Literature: Writing from America's Many Cultures (Norton), and Making Waves (Beacon).